Thursday, January 16th, 2020

A Coming Home Bonus Event
Lunch & Learn: CAREER WORKSHOP featuring

Ryan Zervakos, Relationship Manager, LinkedIn
Victor Williams Founder/President, Resume Scribes

The LinkedIn workshop will provide opportunities for how you can create a sustainable life and work where you thrive. Learn about resources and gain tips for an effective job search, including how to create a winning resume, prepare for a successful interview, and use networking to your full advantage.

Bring your Resume and receive a FREE Review/Assessment.

Resume Scribes is a premier full-service employment & career services company that provides jobseekers with end-to-end professional support, services and building blocks designed to ensure your Employment and Career Wellness in the Digital Age.


DATE: Day 1 – Friday, January 17th
Film Festival Sneak Preview

TIME: 8am-9pm U.S. PDT

Time Event Room
8:00am Breakfast Dining Hall
9:00 Welcome – Harry Grammer, Joseph Cambray, Stephen Aizenstat
Barrett Center
9:15 An interactive story creation session with John Bucher

A Creative Seminar and Lab for Mythic Storytellers of Every Medium

Barrett Center
10:45 Break
11:00 Creating a Film Conference with Corinne Bourdeau and Will Linn Barrett Center
12:30pm Lunch Dining Hall
1:30 Writers Panel with Craig Titley
featuring Steven Melching, Jeffrey Bell and Mark Swift
Barrett Center
3:15 Introduction of Alexandre O Phillippe – Will Linn

Alien Explorations: Alexandre O Philippe’s Memory – The Origins of Alien

Barrett Center
5:15 Panel Moderated by Glen Slater
Featuring Alexandre O Philippe, John Bucher, Devon Deimler,
Will Linn, Patricia Danaher and Corrine Bourdeau
Barrett Center
6:30 Annual Chancellor’s Reception and Awards Banquet:
V. Walter Odajnyk Scholarship
Wendy Davee Award for Service
Chancellor’s Award for Service
Chancellor’s Award for Excellence
Chancellor’s Pathfinder Award
President’s Scholarship Initiative
Classroom A

John Bucher is a writer, strategist, and communicator based out of Hollywood, California. Disruptor named him one of the top 25 influencers in Virtual Reality in 2018. He is the author of six books, including the best-selling Storytelling for Virtual Reality, named by Book Authority as one of the best storytelling books of all time.

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Corinne Bourdeau (MA Engaged Humanities 2010), is the founder and president of 360 Degree Communications, a boutique entertainment marketing company dedicated to social change films.

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Craig Titley is a film and television writer/producer who began his film career in the Hollywood trenches as a production assistant. After a brief stint as an executive for Nickelodeon’s feature film division, he went on to become a successful writer of family films including the live-action Scooby-Doo, Cheaper by the Dozen, and Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief.

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Steven Melching is a television writer whose work includes numerous episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series, Star Wars Rebels television series, and Star Wars Resistance television series. He has also written thousands of lines of dialogue for the Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels and Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes video games, as well as several issues of Dark Horse Comic’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars comic book series.

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Mark Swift and his writing partner Damian Shannon wrote the box office hits Friday the 13th (Feb 2009) and Freddy vs. Jason, and was the first writer on the animated hit Shark Tale. They are currently working on an original horror project for New Line Cinema, an as yet untitled sci-fi project for Skydance productions, and are co-producing O’Lucky Day, a comedy for Paramount Pictures starring Peter Dinklage.

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Jeffrey Bell is an American writer/producer best known for his work on television. He is a co-showrunner and an executive producer of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and an executive producer on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot. Mr. Bell was promoted to co-executive producer and new head writer on Angel (1999) after David Simkins left the show, and was also slated to be a showrunner of Most Wanted.

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Alexandre O Philippe is a Swiss film director best known for the documentary films Doc of the DeadThe People vs. George Lucas, and the 2017 post-modern documentary examination of the Psycho shower scene directed by Alfred Hitchcock entitled 78/52 which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

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Glen Slater teaches at Pacifica, where he is a core faculty member and Associate Chair of the Jungian and Archetypal Studies Program. He has written for a number of Jungian publications, edited the third volume of James Hillman’s Uniform Edition, Senex and Puer, as well as the essay collection, Varieties of Mythic Experience. He regularly uses film in his teaching, once wrote film reviews, and is the past film review editor of Spring Journal.

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Will Linn, Ph.D., is the Interns Director for the Joseph Campbell Foundation and Executive Director for the Joseph Campbell Writers’ Room at Studio School Los Angeles, where he teaches courses on story and chairs the Department of General Education. Will co-hosts the Myth Salon in Santa Monica and a series for the Santa Barbara NewsPress radio station called Mythosophia. 

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Devon Deimler, PhD, is founder and curator of the Cinemyth Film Series at the Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles and Curator at OPUS Archives and Research Center in Santa Barbara. Devon earned her doctorate in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her dissertation, Ultraviolet Concrete: Dionysos and the Ecstatic Play of Aesthetic Experience, received the honor of Pacifica’s Dissertation of Excellence award. 

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Patricia Danaher is an Irish born writer, producer and scholar based in Los Angeles. She is a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and a juror on the Golden Globes. A long-time political correspondent for ITV, she was awarded a Nieman Fellowship to Harvard University, where she also taught journalism.

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DATE: Day 2 – Saturday, January 18th

TIME: 7am-9pm U.S. PDT

Time Event Room
7:00am-8:15 Social Dreaming Matrix with Willow Young in “The Yurt” The Yurt
8:30-9:30 Breakfast Dining Hall
9:45 Welcome/Announcement – Harry Grammer Barrett Center
10:00 “Cultivating Community at the Fates and Graces Mythologium”
The Fates and Graces – Joanna Gardner, Rachel Lugn, and Stephanie Zajchowski
Barrett Center
11:45 Reflections & Wrap Up Barrett Center
12:00pm-2:00 Lunch & Celebration

Join us for the Presentation/Dedication of  Alumni Gifts  with Leslie Ann Shore

Feel free to wander the grounds, reconnect with classmates & friends, make new ones, visit The Yurt, and/or simply celebrate “Coming Home.” 

The Fountain
“How to Build a highly Profitable Business, While Building a Better World” – Kelly Carlin-McCall & Melissa McFarlane
Barrett Center
3:45 Reflections & Wrap Up – Harry Grammer Barrett Center
4:00 Opus Archives and Research Center Exhibit and Tour with Devon Deimler Opus Archives
5:30 Dinner Dining Hall
7:00 Special Event: Annual Author’s Spotlight & Reception
Meet & Greet
Interview with Authors
Reception & Book Signing
Barrett Center

Willow Young serves as Core Professor in the Counseling Psychology Program. Willow served as Program Chair, 2011-2018;  Director of Clinical Training 2005-2011 and has taught Analytical Psychology, Clinical Practice, Cross Cultural Mores and Values, and Crisis Intervention.

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Joanna Gardner, Ph.D., is a writer, mythologist, and magical realist. Her fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have appeared in a variety of venues. Her recent research focuses on creation myth and the creative process.

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Rachel Lugn, Ph.D., is a mythologist and textile artist. She holds a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her dissertation focuses on the interweaving of textile creation and fairy tales.

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Stephanie Zajchowski, Ph.D., is a cultural mythologist and certified Spiritual Director. Stephanie is a co-founder of the Fates and Graces Mythologium, a conference for mythologists, and enjoys connecting and collaborating with this community. 

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Since receiving her MA in Jungian Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Kelly Carlin-McCall has created Women on the Verge, a year-long coaching program where accomplished women find something deeper, wider, and more meaningful in the next chapter of their lives.

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Melissa McFarlane is an internationally-recognized coach and world renowned speaker with over 28 years of experience in executive, business, and personal coaching. Her work focuses on assisting clients in taking responsibility and realizing their personal and group potential.

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DATE: Day 3 – Sunday, January 19th
Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.
“Remembering the Past ~ Celebrating the Future”

TIME: 7:30am-2pm U.S. PDT

Time Event Room

Meditation with Anne-Marie Charest in “The Yurt”

The Yurt


Dining Hall


Barrett Center

Special Music

Barrett Center

Community Panel (with Q & A)

Moderated by Patricia Wilson

“The Beloved Community:” 

A Society Based on Justice, Equal Opportunity, and love Of One’s Fellow Human Being

Jordan Killebrew – Santa Barbara Foundation, in the capacity of Director of Communications

Paul Hudson, JD – Founder and Managing Director of Hudson & Holland Advisors, Los Angeles, CA & Member of Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Board of Trustees

Harry Grammer, Ph.D. – Founder, President, CEO of New Earth, Los Angeles, President of Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association, CNN Hero, Obama Foundation Scholar

James Joyce III – District Director, Office of Senator Hannah Beth Jackson; Founder, “Coffee with a Black Man”

Darius Simpson – Spoken Word Artist, also appearing with Alchemy, Inc. in Finding the Gold Within, a film by Karina Epperlein

Brandyn Costa – appears with Alchemy, Inc. in Finding the Gold Within, a film by Karina Epperlein

Jeremy Scruggs – serves as the Resident Director for Santa Rosa, home of the Black Scholars Hall at UCSB

Aaron Jones – Director of the UCSB Educational Opportunity Program

Barrett Center

Closing Ritual

Barrett Center

Farewell Luncheon

Dining Hall

Anne-Marie Charest is a therapist, educator, and facilitator whose work lies at the nexus of Eastern and Western traditions, science and spirituality. She holds a MA in Somatic Psychology, a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology, and is formally trained in the shamanic teachings of the Kalaallit Eskimo people of Greenland.

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Patricia Wilson, a five-time Daytime Emmy nominee, is Executive Producer and Showrunner for Entertainment Studios; she coordinates its signature court shows and their 24-hour legal network – Justice Central, including America’s Court with Judge Ross, We the People with Gloria Allred, Justice For All with Cristina Perez, Supreme Justice with Judge Karen, Justice with Judge Mablean and The Verdict with Judge Hatchett.

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Jordan Killebrew is a Santa Barbara local who has an abnormal love of community. His work and current role at the Santa Barbara Foundation, in the capacity of Director of Communications, resembles his passion for strategy, public relations, and relationship building. As a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, he revels in the pride of being a Gaucho and the opportunity to serve his community volunteering with local nonprofits and organizations.

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Paul C. Hudson is a Partner and co-founder of SEED collaborative, where he co-leads the economic development practice. Paul focuses on nonprofit collaborations, mergers, partnerships and other strategic alliances, and with development and implementation of financial sustainability initiatives and plans.

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Harry Grammer is an artist, activist, and educator. He founded the community-based organization New Earth in 2004 and is an integral part of reforming juvenile justice in Los Angeles. In 2017, Harry was honored as a CNN Hero, and in 2018 was selected one of 20 inaugural Obama Foundation Fellows from over 20,000 applicants in 191 countries.

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James Joyce III currently serves as District Director for State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (who represents nearly 1 million constituents within the 19th Senate District of California) and has served on various advisory boards in the area including Impact Hub Santa Barbara, the Ventura County Leadership Academy, and the Santa Barbara Young Black Professionals.

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Darius Simpson is a spoken word artist, educator, writer, and social justice advocate born in Akron, Ohio. He received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Eastern Michigan University. He is currently a candidate for his MFA in Creative Writing through Mills College in Oakland, CA. He utilizes poetry as a tool with which to engage, inform, and connect with his audiences. His work has been featured in Huffington Post, Mic, TEDx, and Button Poetry. 

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Brandyn Costa is currently pursuing his Juris Doctorate and Masters of Business Administration at the University of Akron’s McDowell Law Center and School of Business. He also serves as Board Member and Group Facilitator with Alchemy Inc. Brandyn recently began working with the East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation as the organization seeks to expand their property portfolio.

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Jeremy Scruggs is a Mississippi native who completed his academic trajectory through the Holly Springs Public School System and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Personel at The University of Mississippi, Ole Miss.

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Originally from San Francisco California, Aaron Jones attended UCSB as an undergraduate, majoring in Black Studies and Political Science. While an undergraduate, Aaron was deeply involved in activism, politics and was elected Associated Students (AS) President.

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